Father Donald Barnes meets Jessica on the Cabot Cove beach, where he minds Eddie Frayne, who she once tutored as English teacher, only presenting himself as a teacher. Soon after in his capacity of parish priest ad interim (the incumbent is on sabbatical) he hears confession from a murderer, businessman Evan West's step-daughter. After his corpse is found on the beach the priest can't come forth with any identification or details, only acknowledge Jessica's hints toward the arrested suspect, Eddie, didn't confess. So it's up to her alone to dig in the family's sordid past and come up with more relevant facts than the penitent girl realized. Written by
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The title refers to the vow of silence or the bond between the priest and the confessor about the deeds that are revealed during the Roman Catholic Rite of Confession. See more